Wendy Preskow, NIED Founder, President & Chief Advocate As a parent, whose 27 year old daughter has struggled with Anorexia and Bulimia for over 12 years, Wendy is the passionate voice and driving force behind the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED). Having lived with a sufferer and experienced the devastating effect Eating Disorders have on families and extended family and friends, Wendy reached the point of no return in late 2011. She could no longer sit back knowing her daughter was falling through the cracks of health care system that had failed her family and so many others in the same predicament.
Together with a core team of passionate advocates Wendy formed NIED in February 2012 to drive Eating Disorders awareness, understanding and action.
The National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) is a not-for-profit coalition of dedicated health care professionals, counsellors and parents with children suffering from Eating Disorders. Since we formed NIED in February 2012, we have become a respected and powerful voice, promoting Eating Disorders education and awareness to create positive change for a seriously underfunded, under-represented and misunderstood brain disease.
Did you know Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of ANY mental disease?
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